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OpenMed: Egypt OER Strategy Forum

On the 30th of November 2016, Cairo University hosted the OER National Strategy Forum for Egypt, “Towards a Strategy of Continuing Education and Open Educational Resources“, organised in collaboration with Alexandria University, in the framework of the OpenMed Project.

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The forum was orgnised under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar – President of Cairo University, with the purpose to gather together educators and managers from higher education institutions in Egypt, to review the opportunities and challenges facing higher education institutions in the South Mediterranean and in Egypt in particular. It’s been discussed how to expand the use of Open Educational Resources, and to organize a general framework of strategic plan to raise awareness and facilitate the adoption of OER and OEP in the development of University curricula. A blog post about the form can be consulted on the OpenMed website.

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The OpenMed delegation had the opportunity to visit the Open Education Center of Cairo University, and met the President, Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar.